Pharmedica USA is recalling two lots of Purely Soothing 15% MSM Drops eye drops that were sold worldwide at online retailers including Amazon. Using the drops could pose a “risk of eye infections that could result in blindness,” according to a notice posted last week by the US Food and Drug Administration.
Citing concerns about “non-sterility,” Pharmedica USA said people who bought the eye drops should immediately stop using them and return them to the place of purchase.
The recalled products are 30 milliliter and 15 milliliter white, cylindrical HDPE eye drop bottles with UPC numbers 731034913799 and 731034913829. Look for bottles with lot codes 2203PS01 and 1808051 on the label.
So far, the FDA post said, there aren’t any reported illnesses or injuries in connection with this recall. The notice said customers should contact their health care provider if they experience any symptoms after using the potentially contaminated eye drops.
This is the latest in a series of eye drop recalls this year. Last week, the FDA posted a recall alert about six lots of Brimonidine Tartrate Ophthalmic Solution, 0.15% from Apotex Corporation, after reports of cracks developing in the bottles’ caps. There was concern about the sterility of the product.
On Feb. 24, the FDA posted a notice about Global Pharma Healthcare recalling Artificial Eye Ointment distributed by Delsam Pharma. The product was reported to be leaking, and there were concerns about contamination that could lead to eye infection and blindness.
Before that, Global Pharma recalled all lots of its Artificial Tears Lubricant Eye Drops distributed by EzriCare and Delsam Pharma. The drops had been linked to 55 cases of eye infection in 12 states, including cases that led to vision loss, hospitalization and one death.
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